Fandango Pitcher

The Great Plains Heisey Club

Members from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska


September 8, 2001

Thirteen members attended the September 8, 2001 meeting of the Great Plains Heisey Club at the home of Pat and Rex .

President Tom called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. The minutes of the July 14, 2001 meeting were approved as submitted. The Treasurer's Report was approved as presented.

Old Business:
Mary and Gregg have secured a domain name for our web site. It is Qwest needs to do some work on the system before we can use the domain name, but it should be done in 6-8 weeks. Tom asked that members give or email Mary information to put on the "Needs and Wants" page and the "I collect" page. When operational, Mary will contact HCA about linking to their site.

Tom gave another warning to members about some Ebay sellers who have been selling Heisey and not sending the items that buyers have paid for. Remember to check feedback and to make contact with the seller before bidding.

New Business:
Mary distributed the rough draft of the HCA Strategic Plan. This plan has already been approved by the HCA board, but members should be aware of the plan. The next meeting is November 10 at the home of John and Trudy. We will finish the Heisey patterns by decade for the program. Tom will coordinate the patterns for 1940-1957.

Marcie brought up the idea of doing a calendar as a fundraiser for HCA that we could sell next year during the HCA Convention and other times. Tom will check with HCA.

Mary will try to attend the Northwoods Heisey Club Meeting next week and extend greetings to that club from the Great Plains Club.

The program for the meeting was Heisey animals. Since Rex and Pat have such an extensive collection of animals, we decided to study the animals in their natural habitats – Pat and Rex’s cabinets. Rex had each animal labeled and provided a list of what animals were in each cupboard. Pat has all the animal related Heisey items except the Doe Head Bookends and the Rearing Horse Bookends. Pat said she started collecting animals because she has always liked glass animals.

Show and Tell items included: Beaded Panel and Sunburst seven inch circular plate that has a mysterious ridge towards the outside edge of the plate (was it made that way or should there be a lid?); Cobel two-quart cocktail shaker with cutting; Grove and Slash creamer (that John offered to sell to Tom if he could find the mate first); Crystolite candleblocks made into bookends; Punty and Diamond Point six inch vase; Droop bowl vase; sandwich plate with cutting; Twist bonbon; Wabash covered compote in flamingo; Lariat five inch blackout candle block; Recessed Panel candy dish in vaseline; Crystolite cocktail shaker with rooster stopper; Cross Lined Flute pitcher; Tudor pitcher; Cabochon cruet; Banded Flute sugar bowl with no lid; Old Sandwich toddy tumbler; #10 Colonial hair receiver; Tudor six inch nappy with etching; Diamond Band nappy; Circle Pair five ounce flamingo tumbler; eleven inch Georgian candlestick; seven inch Sanford candlestick; #393 Narrow Flute mustard; Pricilla mustard; Petticoat dolphin footed flamingo compote; Yorkshire salt and pepper with moongleam base; Plantation roll footed mayo; Yeoman double marked compote with diamond optic and moongleam stem; Wampum candlestick; Ring Band custard toothpick with decoration; Octagon nut dish with cutting; Fancy Loop emerald tumbler with gold; pair of Cabachon candelettes; Beehive 14" plate. The best show and tell story was told by Bill who shared a Greek Key crushed fruit with a badly damaged base that his mother had owned. He then pulled from a sack a Greek Key crushed fruit with an ugly metal lid he had purchased on Ebay. He tossed aside the metal lid , placed his good Greek Key lid from his mother on his new Greek Key base and may the two perfect-condition mates live happily ever after.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30, but members continued to talk Heisey and many continued the discussion over dinner.